Q&A's by Sunni Scholars

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  1. Seekers Path

    Seekers Path Active Member

    Yes I think you are right. We could potentially calculate an amount we will need for the year 2019 (with a breakdown) and start raising for it now. It is definitely something that we will seriously consider in shā Allāh.

    Could you please resend that email to us, we may have missed it or forgot to reply. jazākAllāhu khayran
  2. sunni_porter

    sunni_porter Well-Known Member

    My personal opinion is that the pop-up is not enough. You may be missing out on potential donors that visit the site and hold back on donating because of the lack of information*. For me, it's not just about transparency and respect for the donor, but also whether the organization has a vision and plan for how it is to be used so that I can have some assurance that it'll be used effectively and that I am giving to competent people. You have nothing to lose by providing the information on the site.

    Why not calculate how much funds are required in order for the Scholar to provide X number of hours over the course of a year answering questions? Same for the translator. This will be your 12 month target that you raise funds for and you put on the site. At the end of every 12 months you reassess.

    * I for one held back from donating in the past due to this; and an email inquiring went unanswered.
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  3. Seekers Path

    Seekers Path Active Member

    We did do something similar last year but we didn't get much of a response. We are not linked to any Pir or organisation therefore we heavily rely on the donations of friends and ourselves.
  4. blogger

    blogger New Member

    Why don't you send a WhatsApp message similar to the last post listing all the costs and some of the issues, guaranteed people will donate and you will get double the amount required.
  5. Seekers Path

    Seekers Path Active Member

    Assalaamu Alaykum,

    The funds are needed to help pay the Scholar for his time answering the questions we receive. It is not a large amount however due to limited donations we receive (majority of which are in the form of regular monthly payments from friends), eventually we will come to a stage where we will have no money to pay him as the donations equate to on average only £200-250 per month. We also want to employ a translator (from abroad to save costs and because we cannot afford a UK translator with the amount of donations we currently receive) on a full time basis. At the moment we have a few brothers who translate the answers in their free time but this is slowing things down as they are only able to translate around their own busy schedules. Other than that there are no costs besides the domain/hosting which are not much at all. Nobody else is paid or profits from any donations.

    The pop-up has been on the site for a while now, if in the future we receive more donations than what we require we wish to have the Scholar give more of his time to answer questions. That is why we have not put a target to how much funds are needed.

    Sorry I can't be more specific at the moment but anyone is welcome to email us further questions if they want specifics or see in person for themselves the incomings/outgoings. We have no problem with that. We have a record for every penny that has come and gone out.

    Hope that helps.
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  6. sunni_porter

    sunni_porter Well-Known Member

    It should state on the site what the funds are needed for, how much is needed and how much has been raised thus far. Sunni organizations should set a high standard of transparency when it comes to collecting funds from the public.
  7. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    the pop-up says they need funds to keep the website running; that would mean ISP hosting fees and wages for an IT administrator
  8. a_concerned_sunni

    a_concerned_sunni New Member

    Fantastic work! I notice an appeal for funds on the seekerspath.co.uk website please enlighten us what exactly the funds are needed for , I do not mind contributing to this marvelous website.

  9. Seekers Path

    Seekers Path Active Member

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  10. Seekers Path

    Seekers Path Active Member

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  11. Seekers Path

    Seekers Path Active Member

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  12. Umar99

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  13. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

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  14. Seekers Path

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  15. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

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  16. Umar99

    Umar99 Veteran

    Here is an an audio question asked to Hazrat they answered it is not allowed at all:


  17. Umar99

    Umar99 Veteran

    The earlier part of the Fatwa makes clear that eve in the case of saving a life it would not be permissible:

    Even if one says that by transfusion and by transplant that one can save a life, but even so, these actions would not be permissible for Almighty Allah says:


    As for the argument of saving a life then we see from the Fuqaha that in times of extreme need they have allowed consumption of Haram such as alcohol and swine however they still did not permit the use of the human body as Hazrat Taajush Shariah have made mention of:

    In the issue of transplant and transfusion, in this instance, the above Hadith of causing injury will contradict, for a person who involves himself in transfusion and transplant is harming himself as well as others. An example of this is found in "Shaami" where a person happily offers a piece of his own flesh to another. But this would not be permitted because he will be causing harm to himself.
  18. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    I am aware that Hazrat speaks English too, but didn't know that this fatwa was dictated in English.

    QUOTE: As to the question of necessity, Shari'ah has given this a status as the following Hadith clearly states "necessity makes that which is Haraam as permissible." However, this circumstance is only applicable when there is no circumstances that contradict this. UNQUOTE

    It seems from the text copied above that Hazrat has decreed it permissible, only in cases where it is necessary and there is no other option available [to save a life].
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2017
  19. Umar99

    Umar99 Veteran

    There is no original Urdu, both the questions and answers provided were in English.

    In the introduction by Mufti Mohammed Naseem Ashraf Habibi we find:

    "Few people are aware of Taajush Shariah's competency in the English language. It is interesting to note that the entire Kitaab is a compilation of questions that were submitted to him through the English medium, and the answers which were recorded here verbatim are those that were dictated by Allama Sahib in the English language."

  20. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    something seems amiss or has not been properly translated. i.e. the italicized text - especially the underlined.

    would be helpful if someone could post the original Urdu version.

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